Phil is 82. He’s a grandfather and a Christian. Earlier this week, he locked on across the staff entrance of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy, as part of a non-violent civil disobedience action organised by climate activists, Extinction Rebellion.

In this interview, he calls on other elders to join in and use their power to effect change.

Extinction Rebellion are a decentralised radical climate movement using non-violent direct action to highlight the urgency of the change required to prevent mass extinction on our planet.