In the past, Japanese citizens who could not afford to take care of their senile elders would bring them to a mountaintop and leave them there. Now, as ubasute gains popularity again, they just drop them off at hospitals or charities to give them up for adoption.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists updates the Doomsday Clock today. It was last positioned in 2015 at 3 minutes to midnight, with the idea being that the closer the minute hand is to 12, the closer the world is to disaster.
Update: We’re at “Two and a Half Minutes to Midnight”