According to Media Matters, a liberal nonprofit research organization that monitors media, the U-T is barely mentioning climate change in its wildfire coverage. However, other state media are doing the reverse.
The media watchdog reports that last year, 7 percent of the state's top newspapers mentioned climate change in wildfire-related stories; this year, that has climbed to 14 percent.
However, says Media Matters, "Oddly enough, the newspaper that covers an area that has seen some of most immediate and recent devastation due to the wildfires, the U-T San Diego, mentloned climate change the least. U-T San Diego mentioned climate change only once in its wildfire coverage, while questioning its existence."