In her interview, Gina McCarthy offers a refreshing perspective on the balance between truth and action in solving societal challenges, such as climate change. She states that it is not ideal if the public mistakenly attributes extreme weather events solely to climate change, even if this viewpoint galvanizes them to action to prevent climate change. It is important that the public understands the science and statistics of climate change, for example, the fact that the extreme weather events become more common rather than they cannot occur in the absence of climate change. This would reduce oversimplified alarmist views of worst case scenarios and deter politicians from misconstruing scientific reports to their own agenda. Moreover, a better public understanding of statistics and science would foster a greater trust and appreciation by politicians for scientific accuracy in policy determination, leading to more rational decision making.