Scientists say increasing temperatures worsen drought, but the link has rarely been made in the media in the past two years
Climate change is making the drought in eastern Australia more severe and contributing to the woes of the Murray-Darling river system. However, only around one in 20 news stories about the drought mention climate change.
An analysis of media coverage of the drought was prepared for Guardian Australia by Streem, a media monitoring company. The analysis looked at drought coverage from October 2017 onwards across TV, radio, online and print. Each news story was scored for the occurrence of key phrases [more detail about the methods below].