Liv Boeree, ex pro poker player, on the odds of us destroying ourselves

Liv Boeree is a science communicator, television presenter, and former professional poker player. She is a World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour champion and is the only female player in history to win a WSOP bracelet and EPT event. Born in Kent, Boeree earned a First Class Honours degree in Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. Boeree is a 3x winner of the Global Poker Index European Female Player of the year and currently sits at #5 on the female all-time live poker winnings list. 








Lyrics to the song that was inspired by the interview:  



How on earth will we survive? 
Nature's worth more dead than alive 

It's a race to cut down the trees 

Before somebody else does 

   C                           D 
Where are our brains and imagination? 
 G                 D/F#        Em 
Smokestacks pumping out damnation 
There's no way to prevent this 
Cos we have... 

Perverse incentives 
To sacrifice values 
Be more competitive 
Racing to the bottom 

How can we stop them? 
Without co-operation 
The tragedy of the commons 
Unnecessary sadness 

Multipolar madness 
Walking to the Moloch Trap 
How do we turn? 
How do we turn? 

And break the cycle 
Not fulfill 
The prediction 
Of human extinction 

Wars are good for the economy 
Pollution boosts our GDP 
Its nuclear weapons or risk destruction 
AIs now an arms race 

What's good for others, is good because 
It's long term good for all of us 
Where are the glad and wise? 
Instead, we have... 


Do you mourn for Maldek? 
Have fury at Lemuria? 
And the conflicts of Atlantis? 
Do you reminisce? 

Free will vs Freedom 
Within the law of karma 
The madness of this  
Moloch drama 

Are we gonna rise up? 
Are we going to stand? 
Or are we going to fall? 
Are we going to fail?