Pavlov demonstrated that it is possible to create very strong associations between things that have no relationship to each other. His experiment taught dogs to drool when a bell was rung.
Climate scientists have done the same thing, connecting weather to taxes. A hurricane tells the New York mayor that we need more taxes. Every weather event convinces Bill McKibben that we need more taxes. California and Australia officially associate weather and taxes.
Karen Carpenter ruined her life and then killed herself by associating purging with happiness. Drug addicts do the same thing. Irrational, neurotic, destructive associations will never lead to anything good.
There is always a thin thread of truth tied to any neurosis, like the fact that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. Now drool.