Except of course at Tahiti.
I think what they are talking about is a catastrophic melt. Happening very quickly it would seem the water levels nearer the poles would raise faster than the levels closer to the equator. Something that would happen as white hot Venus comes cruising by on it's way to become planet number 2.
Which explains what happened to Atlantis. 2 giant waves of water, one from the South, one from the North meet at Atlantis. The enormous upthrust of water submerges the huge power crystal and it goes nova. When the water recedes, levels out, Atlantis is gone.
I just knew there was a reasonable explanation. :-)
Or, as Plato said, “...the Acropolis was not as now. For the fact is that a single night of excessive rain washed away the earth and laid bare the rock; at the same time there were earthquakes, and then occurred the extraordinary inundation, which was the third before the great destruction of Deucalion. But in primitive times the hill of the Acropolis extended to the Eridanus and Ilissus, and included the Pnyx on one side, and the Lycabettus as a boundary on the opposite side to the Pnyx, and was all well covered with soil, and level at the top, except in one or two places...” and “...there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all your warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. For which reason the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is a shoal of mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island...”