Should I Really Give up Flying? 8.30pm, LifeStyle
If you watched last night’s air crash extravaganza, the answer to that may seem obvious. But instead of hammering away at our personal fear of flying, this program investigates the environmental effect of some of the 2.5 million flights that take place each year. According to this documentary, one relatively short flight from London to Malaga in Spain puts 27 tonnes of CO into the atmosphere, which stays there for more than 100 years.
Raising Valhalla, 8.30pm, ABC2
The birth of an opera house. No, they don’t just rise out of the sea like meringues, they take a good deal of planning. The Sydney meringue, while a stunning work of landmark architecture, is hardly up to opera at all, hence a new opera theatre nearby or a substantial renovation is in order. But Canada’s first modern opera house is a triumph. Find out what it takes to build an opera house that is perfect for opera.