ThinkProgress are big fans of arguing about the consensus of climate scientists on global warming -- case closed.... but when they're on the other side, the minority view is "blistering" and must absolutely be taken into account, even when the consensus view comes from the National Academies.
Hypocrites, pure and simple.
I've no doubt that smaller cars do lead to more deaths via accidents. But I'd also like to know the number of deaths, and the amount of environmental damage, that CO2-belching cars enact on people and the environment. It' s a complex calculation, to be sure. But it's not zero.