Most scientists would prefer to address questions about the causes of a specific extreme event based on focused research and peer-review, followed by thorough assessments. The span of time for such an investment however, misses a key opportunity to educate the public about the state of knowledge about potential human influences on various weather and climate extreme phenomena. No doubt, following such protocol is certainly necessary, but not sufficient to educate the public. To supplement such a protocol, the weather and climate community would be well served to speak from a readily available peer-reviewed set of “State of Knowledge Fact Sheets.” These fact sheets should address a broad spectrum of weather and climate extremes. The fact sheets should focus on whether climate science can determine the human contribution to any specific event, and the state of knowledge about the human and natural causes of observed trends and changes in specific kinds of extreme events, e.g., heat waves or hurricanes. They need to address theory, modeling, and attribution studies. Fact sheets are needed for the full spectrum of weather and climate extremes, from tornadoes and hurricanes to heat waves and severe snows.