Rain acknowledges the essential role of wildfire in healthy ecosystems. However: our ecosystem is not presently healthy. The obvious, necessary solution to climate change is reducing human carbon emissions. Until that happens, wildfire is both a symptom and a cause of climate change: every year, wildfires release 8 billion tons of carbon globally. We need tools to adapt to a changing climate, and the Rain System is one in a suite of tools that includes controlled burns, innovative policies, and ongoing forest management. We believe uncontrolled wildfires destroying communities, livelihoods and lives are unnecessary to meet our climate objectives.
Use your talent to save lives, livelihoods, and communities from wildfire. We are creating essential infrastructure for billions of people to coexist with climate change today and in the future.
The most recent science suggests up to six times more area will burn per year in the Western US by 2050. Nearly half of the Western US population lives in the wildland urban interface.
The magnitude of the problem demands a proportionate response. Incrementalism has defined innovation for two decades, but not at Rain.
Wildfires emit 8 Billion tons of CO2 annually and contribute more than a third of the global annual burden of PM 2.5. Wildfire smoke contains over 200 toxins and routinely spreads across continents.
Our flight test and burn facility enables rapid iteration, contributing to a pace of progress commensurate with increasing wildfire frequency and severity.
Rain is backed by the expertise of wildland fire professionals and the institutional and private capital of Silicon Valley leaders. We are solving our own problem.