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I Fell in Love with Gigasheet Performing Climate Change Data Analysis

Climate change is real – it keeps me up at night. And honestly, I’m not alone.

Since you’re reading this post, you’re concerned about climate change as well. Or maybe, you want to see the data for yourself to see what all the fuss is about?

Jason Hines, the cofounder of Gigasheet, takes climate change so seriously that he personally reached out to me and asked me to write a post on this topic.

As I was conducting my research, here’s what I found out:

“The past eight years are currently on track to be the eight warmest on record. And it’s due to the ever-rising greenhouse gas concentrations as well as accumulated heat. Devastating flood, extreme heatwaves, and droughts have impacted millions of lives and cost billions of dollars in 2022.”

But, we want the data to speak for itself! Jason asked me to download Climate TRACE’s emissions data, which is free and publicly available, and make it viewable for everyone to explore. Online, the data is in separate files for each sector or by country. But what if it was all in one place, and ready to explore?

I did that using Gigasheet, an online CSV viewer, that is free to use and has simple features for data exploration and analysis. It also has the ability to merge CSV files, so I was able to make all of the Climate TRACE data available in a single file.

In this blog, I am going to show you how I did that and why I fell in love with Gigasheet again, but if you want to just see the data now, here it is - no signup required!

Climate Change Data Analysis Using Gigasheet

Download All Sector-Based Climate Change Datasets & Upload Them to Gigasheet

I believe – you can’t reduce gas emissions if you don’t really know where they’re coming from. After all, there’s a popular saying – “You can only manage what you measure.”

So – let’s analyze country-level emissions by sector.

You can download the sector-based datasets right here.

Climate Trace Sector Based Datasets for Climate Change Analysis
Climate Trace Sector Based Datasets

And I uploaded them to Gigasheet – your very own Big Data Cloud Spreadsheet. The Climate Trace datasets will be downloaded as ZIP files.

The best part about using Gigasheet – you don’t need to unzip your files before uploading them to our platform. You can directly upload your ZIP files to Gigasheet and our platform will automatically extract them. In fact, you can upload spreadsheet files in different formats and from different sources –

Upload all Climate Change Data Sets to Gigasheet
Upload Spreadsheet to Gigasheet

Exciting, isn’t it?

I went ahead and uploaded all my datasets inside a folder named “Climate Trace.”

Gigasheet processing files on Climate Change for Easy Analysis
Gigasheet processing files

All the CSVs were uploaded and processed in less than a minute – honestly it depends on the size of your file(s). But once your files are uploaded, Gigasheet doesn’t take much time to process them.

Climate Change Data in Gigasheet
Spreadsheet uploaded to Gigasheet

Climate Change Data Analysis Using Gigasheet

The best thing about using Gigasheet – it’s so easy to play around with your data – as you can combine your CSV files, apply different filters, group data by column, enrich your data, and do so much more. Allow me to show you all actions I performed to dive deep into the data.

Analyzing Mineral Extraction Emissions Data

Did you know that the mining and quarrying sector is responsible for 4% - 7% of CO2 emissions globally?

But the big problem is – this sector is subject to poor emissions monitoring.