NBC News has always been a corporate-friendly news organization.
Its motto is “Our job is to be a news organization that is honest and fair.”
That ethos has been central to its success as it has grown from a small newspaper to a global network of news organizations.
But as NBC News was forced to take a harder line on climate change during the Obama administration, it became a corporate pariah.
But it’s not just a small news organization; it is a global news organization with a broad audience, a diverse array of interests, and an audience of billions of people.
As a result, NBC News is one of the most important corporate-related news organizations in the world.
But in 2017, it has had to confront the realities of climate change and the power of corporations.
Its chief executive, Brian Williams, has had a tough time handling the pressures of the climate crisis and the need to be seen as a good corporate citizen.
Here’s how the questions we’re asking of NBC News have shaped its relationship with the climate community and its mission.
• The network’s first-ever climate summit is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week.
• In a statement, Williams said NBC News “has not only contributed to the progress of the Paris Agreement, but has been instrumental in securing it.
It has also contributed to an ongoing effort to build a global community of leaders committed to the goals of the agreement.”
But when the meeting comes to a close, Williams will have a difficult time explaining why NBC News hasn’t joined other news organizations and organizations in joining forces to fight climate change.
• NBC News did not attend the summit in Paris.
It did attend the same event in Rio.
But when it comes to global action, it is still largely in the dark.
• After months of denials, the network announced in June that it had begun working with climate activists to support the Paris agreement.
NBC News’ new executive vice president, John Miller, said in a statement that “we believe the climate agenda is achievable and we believe it has the potential to bring significant benefits to millions of people around the world.”
The network, Miller said, has taken steps to “develop a strategy to engage more directly with its audiences.”
But it has been vague about how that strategy would be implemented, and it hasn’t been clear whether the network is working on the strategy in tandem with other news outlets.
• At the end of June, the U.N. Climate Summit was supposed to be held in Rio, but the United States canceled it, citing security concerns.
Miller, in a series of interviews, did not say why the United Kingdom canceled the summit, but he said NBCNews would not be attending.
NBC did not respond to a request for comment.
• There was a big public push to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, a project the Obama Administration and TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline, had said was vital to climate action.
But the project was halted after the company agreed to spend $1 billion on new environmental reviews and environmental impact studies to determine the environmental impacts.
The Obama administration said the decision was based on TransCanada’s desire to avoid any potential disruption to the pipeline.
But Miller said NBC was still “going to be participating in the review process.”
• In July, the Trump administration announced that it was reversing a decision to approve the Keystone Pipeline.
But on Aug. 21, the White House said the administration would review the pipeline’s approval to determine whether it was in the national interest and that the decision to reject the pipeline was based solely on its financial impact.
• Two days after the announcement that the Trump transition team was reviewing the Keystone pipeline, NBCNews published a story on its website that said it had found that TransCanada was “in the midst of a massive $8.2 billion investment to expand capacity” and that “a number of other large U.S. pipeline projects are also under consideration.”
NBCNews said it didn’t identify which projects were under review.
• This month, NBC announced that NBC News would be taking a new approach to the climate debate.
The network is partnering with the American Council on Science and Health, a nonprofit that has worked with other corporations and organizations to address the threat of climate disruption.
The group is also spearheading a new campaign to help educate the public about the dangers of climate-related disasters and the urgent need for action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The alliance is one part of NBC’s broader push to get involved in the climate movement, which is expected to grow as Trump continues to distance himself from the Paris accord and other major environmental policies.
The partnership, announced in September, will be part of the network’s new Climate Week initiative.
It will feature a series “debates,” including a panel discussion featuring scientists from NBC, and the network will present a report to the public on the role of corporations in global climate change, including the role that fossil fuel companies have played in the buildup of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
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